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Learning about what English graduates have gone on to do can be a great way of coming up with ideas for your own career.




59% of English graduates who are in work or study are in graduate level work, postgraduate study or both six months after graduation. 

Jobs: Which jobs do they do?

2016 English graduates went on to become:

  • Administrator
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Assistant Curator
  • Associate Consultant
  • AV Assistant
  • Biddable Media Assistant
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Content Executive
  • Digital Marketing Assistant At The Institute Of Art And Idea
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant At Kyle Books
  • English Teacher
  • Events And Administration Coordinator
  • General Management Graduate
  • Social Media
  • HR Assistant and Events Coordinator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Information Assistant
  • Journalist And Social Media Marketing Intern
  • Learning Support Assistant At A Secondary School
  • Library And Resources Assistant
  • Manager Of Book Store
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Membership Clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Tutoring
  • Primary School Teaching Assistant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Sales Marketting Anf Finance Assistant
  • Senior PR Social Media and Content Executive
  • Specialist Permanent Recruitment Consultant
  • Students Union President
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Tesol Teacher
  • Trainee Accountant


Discover what English graduates from other universities went on to do. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Employers: Who do they work for?

2016 English graduates worked with these employers:

  • 59 Productions
  • Ahri
  • Ariston Thermo Group
  • BDE Law
  • Bonnier Publishing
  • British Library
  • Centre For Arts And Humanities Research
  • Channel 17 Ltd
  • Clear Channel UK
  • Com Laude
  • Commsco.
  • EHN Nepal
  • Global Transport Forum
  • Hacker Young
  • Hootsuite Media Inc
  • Kings College London
  • Lexisnexis
  • Lonely Planet
  • Midas Public Relations
  • Natural History Museum
  • Nescot College
  • Northeastern University
  • Nova Hreod Academy
  • One Radar
  • Penguin
  • Publishing Events Ltd
  • Reeds School
  • Refugee Organisation Zurich
  • Self-Employed Journalist
  • Self-Employed Writer
  • Space Studio
  • The Christopher Isherwood Foundation
  • The Huntress Group
  • The Inner Temple
  • The Institute Of Art And Ideas
  • UCCF
  • Wolters Kluwer


Discover who English graduates from other universities went on to work for. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Study: What do they study?

2016 English graduates studied these courses:

  • Contemporary Writing- English Studies MA
  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature
  • Film, TV and Digital Production By Research
  • Graduate Diploma In Law
  • MA In Fashion Journalism
  • MA Contemporaray Literature Theory And Culture
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Critical Theory
  • MA Dramatic Writing
  • MA English Literature
  • MA In Creative Writing
  • MA In Edcuation And Philosophy
  • MA In English
  • MA In History
  • MA In Humanities
  • MA In Medieval Literatures And Languages
  • MA In Modern Literature
  • MA In Victorian Literature
  • MA Literature And Culture
  • MA Playwriting
  • MA Sexual Dissidence
  • MA The Classical World And Its Reception
  • MA Theater And Performance Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • PGCE English Secondary School
  • PGCE Secondary (Drama)
  • PGCE Secondary English
  • Philosophy Of Health And Happiness MA
  • Shakespeare
  • Teach First
  • TEFL China
  • Victorian Lit Art and Culture


Discover what English graduates from other universities went on to study. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Advice and information on further study


Enhance your employability


Job opportunities on University of London careers portal (Some English-related, some not. Why not explore your options?)


  • Editorial Assistant for Film, Television and Visual Culture
    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the highly successful Scholarly Division at Palgrave Macmillan, a leading global publisher in the Humanities, Business and Social Sciences. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly organised E...
  • Leaving Care - Personal Advisor
    The Medway Leaving Care Team works to advise, support and befriend young people from the age of 16 who are in care and those young people who have recently left care (up to the age of 25) with a diverse range of complex needs to enable them manage...
  • Personal Assistant and Office Administrator
    Job Details As an Personal Assistant (PA), you will be a key member of both the Shiva Hotels ( and Shiva Foundation ( teams. You will report directly to Meenal as well as to the Executive ...
  • Editor of Blog and Newsletter
    We are recruiting an editor for the Constitution Unit’s blog and four-monthly newsletter, Monitor. This post reports to Professor Meg Russell, the Director of the Unit, but also works closely with Dr Alan Renwick, the Deputy Director, and Rachel C...
  • Internship
    Job Details We are now looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic person with a demonstrable interest in mental health, policy, financial services or campaigning to take on a six month internship at the Institute. This is a fixed-term, training positi...
  • Monitoring Assistant
    Job Details Monitoring Assistants work as part of DeHavilland’s Service Team. This team acts as the day-to-day point of contact with our clients, providing timely and relevant political information, reporting and research. While your main responsi...



Internships from University of London JobOnline (Some English-related, some not. Why not explore your options?

  • Internship
    Job Details Apolitical is looking for a paid intern to help bring together some of the most brilliant people from around the world. We may offer a permanent position at the end of the internship. Apolitical is a global platform for public servant...
  • Internship
    Job Details We are now looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic person with a demonstrable interest in mental health, policy, financial services or campaigning to take on a six month internship at the Institute. This is a fixed-term, training positi...
  • RF, Secure Networks & Comms – Command and Control Graduate 2018 - Hebrides
    QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most ...
  • Internship
    40 hours per week. Seven Hills is an award-winning, fast-growing campaigning company. We are looking for graduates with intelligence, character and a real flair for writing to join our exciting internship programme. We work with leading entrepren...
  • Communications and Social Media Intern
    ABOUT THE JOB Dr Kay Swinburne, MEP for Wales and Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Economy and Monetary Affairs committee is looking for an innovative communications and social media enthusiast to develop new and existing ways to reach her ...
  • World Habitat Awards Intern
    At World Habitat, we work across the world to identify and share great housing solutions that improve the living conditions of people with few housing choices. We do this by exchanging new ideas, supporting interaction and collaboration, and shari...



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